An epic ride past a huge variety of scenery and on varied terrain. You will descend at total of 1100m but also go up some steep ascents. A trail for the true connoisseur.
First section only suitable for experienced off-road riders, but can be adapted to suit most abilities.
Easily asseccible from the southern resorts, Ubud or Candidasa
This ride starts at around 1000m, above Bukit Cemara, a hill on the slopes of Mount Agung. The first 6 kms winds around the side of the hill on a wide red mud road with the occasional patches of broken tarmac. It’s a fast section (for those that like speed) with great views over the salak plantations and the plains that flank the western slopes of Mount Agung. Having lost 500+ ms we find ourselves winding our way up hill through the salak plantations on a mixture of wide and narrow red-mud trails flanked by fences made out of woven salak tree branches, which mark the boundaries of each plantation. Watch out for the spikes! Eventually you will come out on a small tarmac road that contours back along the side of the hill to a convenient location for lunch. After lunch a sharp but mercifully short uphill section finds us on top of a ridge with stunning views down to the sea and across to the island of Nusa Penida. Here you can take a choice of two runs down to the coast. Both trails follow the tops of ridges and afford great views in all directions. The easier run follows a lower ridge into a valley on a broken tarmac road, the more difficult includes some steep rocky sections and also some narrow ridge-top single track.
The day finishes with some superb pieces of singletrack and a beautiful beach finish.